Gifts

The outstanding success that the League of Friends has achieved in raising funds has enabled it to provide a significant number of gifts to the hospital. In 2022 a fantastic £355k was pledged on funding a huge variety of equipment for the hospital.  The table below lists gifts pledged in 2022, which also reveals just how varied these items can be, not only in type but also in value. Irrespective of these variations, each item will have been requested by the ward or department in question because of the great benefit it would bring to patients, visitors and staff. 

The 2023 remaining deadlines for gift requests are 4 September and 6 November. A link to the new online application form for charitable funding can be obtained from ekh-tr.leagueoffriends@nhs.net .

Gifts pledged to the Kent & Canterbury Hospital in 2022 include the following:

Vascular Centre Surgical Admissions Lounge

£160,000

MRI

£50,880

Cardiology Treadmill                 

£23,635

Midax Rex Burr System for Spinal Surgery    

£22,097

Medtronic Nerve Monitor for ear procedures 

£20,333

3 x Electric Trolleys

£20,000

Vascular Portable Ultrasound Machine

£19,000

10 x Bariatric 3-section Couches  

£13,805

2 x Mammography Biopsy Chairs

£13,100

37 x Lockable Bedside Cabinets for Fracture Clinic 

£10,244

4 x ENT Clinic Headlights     

£7,960

2 x Plasma Thawers 

£7,496

3 x Privacy Kwikscreens      

£6,804

ENT Ophthalmic Chair                                                   

£5,649

2 x Vitalographs for Respiratory Testing

£3,386

2 x Reclining Chairs for Dolphin Ward

£3,174

4 x Wheelchairs & 7 x Cushions   

£2,712

Phoenix Specialist Chair for Harvey Ward

£2,640

Lockable Cabinet for Fracture Clinic     

£1,950

Vascular Doppler   

£1,588

2 x Otoscope Diagnostic Stations 

£1,250

Xmas Gifts for Patients 

£1,013

Floor Stickers for Children’s Ward

£720

5 x Leave-in Slings for Physiotherapy 

£480

Toiletry Packs for Patients 

£218

Eye Imaging Adapter 

£171

Refreshments for Dementia Workshop      

£93

3 x Portable Blood Pressure Monitors   

£54

Staff Wellbeing Hamper

£50

Larger gifts purchased in the last eight years

Trust Digital Mammography Appeal

£237,500

113 Electric Beds & Matresses

£161,201

LOF 2013 Jubilee Bereavement Suite

£126,343

Multi Spot Laser Device

£83,500

 Digital Stroboscope System

 £72,844

 ENT Microscope

 £68,700

Digital Swallowing Workstation

£61,983

 Mobile X-Ray

               £61,670                

Operating Table

£61,570

Upgrade of Mohs Lab

£58,366

4 Urology Combination Instrument Sets

£52,846

 Fluroscan Mini C-Arm for hand surgery/foot injections

 £50,050

 Upgrade MOHS Lab

 £50,000

3 Camera Systems

£50,651

12 Epidural Devices, 10 Patient Controlled Analgesia Devices

£48,840

18 Overhead Tracking Hoists

£48,105

 Upgrade of MOHS Lab

 £47,475

 Anti Gravity Treadmill

 £45,000

X-Porte Ultrasound System

£44,730

Da Vinci Robotic Instrument Set

£41,808

Compact Xtreme Ultrasound System

£38,665

Hydrotherapy Refurbishment

£38,339

2 Bronchoscopes

£38,143

3 x Lifepak Monitors & Storage Units

£38,000

 Sonosite Portable Ultrasound

 £35,400

19 Drug Carts

£34,143